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According to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, employers are now permanently allowed to review Form I-9 identification documents remotely. If finalized, the rule would create a framework under which the U.S. Department of Homeland Security could “pilot various options, respond to emergencies similar to the Covid-19 pandemic, or implement permanent flexibilities upon a specific determination […]
Employers must be sure that employees who presented an expired List B Identity document between May 1, 2020, and April 30, 2022, provide an unexpired document that establishes their identity by July 31, 2022, to update their Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The Department of Homeland Security recommends that employees present the replacement of the […]
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a rule on the remote I-9 inspection flexibilities for employers that were implemented as a result of the pandemic. Within it, the agency has proposed a new framework for remote inspection and seeking public comment on the potential benefits and burdens of these alternative document inspection protocols.
After publishing another round of proposed revisions to the Form I-9, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a second public comment period for HR and other stakeholders that is open until August 8, 2022. Of note is the compressing of Sections 1 and 2 from two pages to one page, which […]
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will resume processing of E-Verify mismatches, ending the “grace period” put into place at the start of the pandemic. Effective July 15, employees whose E-Verify cases are referred to SSA on or after July 15, 2022, will have eight […]
The I-9 Form must be completed within three days of an employee’s start date and records of this form must be maintained throughout that employment and for a year thereafter. One small business learned the hard way the importance of all I-9 requirements when it was fined a total of $1,527,308.90 for a combination of […]
Effective January 1, 2023, private employers in Tennessee with at least 35 employees will be required to use E-Verify and maintain case results. In addition, for those with fewer than 35 employees or an employer that does not have internet access who wish to use E-Verify, the office of employment verification assistance can enroll the […]
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has plans to issue a proposed rule allowing virtual document examination options for reviewing the I-9 “in certain circumstances or with respect to certain employers.” Many employers want a remote review option for hiring remote workers but have called for better remote examination methods.
With a stronger push for immigration laws to be strictly enforced, American businesses are quickly learning the importance of being Form I-9 compliant. In the last few years, the nation has seen the number of government investigations into I-9 compliance almost quadruple. While a company may not be able to escape a government audit, it […]
E-Verify releases a change regarding new Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) Number Requirements for federal contractors. Do you have your new number?
If you are a federal contractor, you should be aware that E-Verify has recently announced an update to its service that affects the numbering system you have used in the past. Effective April 4, 2022, the federal government […]
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